Update: Simple post, yes, but the main reason was due to some technical difficulties in Oda May's email. I did not get the acceptance email until 2 days after I posted the tutorial. I thought it hadn't been accepted, so used it for Cynthia's Oh Scrap! Feature post on me; then when I found out it had, in fact, been accepted, I thought oh no! I have to take the tutorial off, so I wrote up this post (have I lost you yet?!) for Cynthia to re-link her Oh Scrap! Feature, thinking I'd have to delete the original tutorial...and then found out, nope, Moda Bakeshop, unlike magazines, does not mind one bit if you've already shown a project before you submit it to them! Sorry for all the confusion. It's all good.
And I think I may have solved the issue with part of the two posts being written in Greek, or Klingon in some people's computer screens. I inserted the degree symbol from Word, and then kept typing. I see on the Preview of the post that the font has changed, yet I cannot make it go back to this Arial "Normal" no matter what I do! It's still in English however, for me, and for several others (wonder if it's okay in Mac, which I use, but not on a PC?). So I am retyping this post, and I will work on retyping the tutorial from March 29. Meanwhile, either click on the "I Was Featured on Moda Bakeshop" button on my sidebar, or here for the tutorial I wrote up for Moda! Phew! Thanks for staying with me if you did through all that!
Here are the two I've made. The purple is the design I had in my head all along; the green is the prototype I made to see if it would work. Would a bag with this narrow of a bottom and this wide of an opening be practical? I think so!
It's made using 60-degree triangles cut from 2.5" strips, with no templates, no special ruler other than your 6X12" needed. Sidenote: I really want to make a triangle quilt! Actually I've made a few; some of the Stack 'n Whack quilts are made with 60-degree triangles. But I want one that is not Stack 'n Whack.
It has undergone intense scrutiny from my QC department.
I made my own label.
|I just love this purple and black batik. It's nearly all gone now.|
|Just love that symmetry!|
Size: 11.5" wide at top opening by 6" high
Fabric: scraps from my stash
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch Cotton Batting scraps
Threads: sewn with Gutermann and top-stitched with Sulky Holoshimmer